Day: June 20, 2021

‘Most Hated’ Paul George Heading into Enemy Territory


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Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers

Paul George is about to hear some big-time jeers. According to a June 19 article by Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic, the Los Angeles Clippers star is the “most hated” NBA player in the state of Arizona. Citing a poll taken by Bet Online that utilized geotagged Twitter data to form its conclusions, George was selected as the most disliked NBA player in the state, which suggests PG could be in for some R-rated sound bytes very soon.

After knocking the top-seeded Utah Jazz out of the playoffs in six games, the suddenly white-hot Clippers will be led by George when they head to Phoenix to face the Suns in the Western Conference Finals.

The Clips managed to close the series against the Jazz out minus superstar Kawhi Leonard, who will miss at least the first game — and likely

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Kevin Durant’s mom gave him a sweet hug after he air-balled the game-tying shot in the final moments of classic Game 7

Kevin Durant hugs his mom.

Kevin Durant and his mom shared a hug at the end of Game 7. via TNT/NBA

  • Kevin Durant air-balled a game-tying shot with .3 seconds left to play in Game 7.

  • Afterward, his mother, Wanda, gave him a hug.

  • Durant scored 48 points in 53 minutes and had hit the game-tying shot to force overtime.

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Kevin Durant came up just short in an instant-classic Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, and his mom was there to pick him up.

With the Nets trailing the Bucks, 113-111, in overtime, with three seconds left to play, Durant attempted a game-tying jumper.

The shot air-balled and went out of bounds with .3 seconds left, effectively ending the game and allowing the Bucks to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Who was there to pick Durant up after his air-ball? His mother, Wanda, of

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Davante Adams Rumors: Insiders Wonder If Packers Will ‘Pivot’ to New Contract for WR | Bleacher Report

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Some within the NFL reportedly believe the Green Bay Packers may soon shift their focus from getting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to return to the team to signing wide receiver Davante Adams to a new contract.

Appearing Saturday morning on SportsCenter, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said some of those he spoke with wondered if the Packers will “pivot” to Adams since a wideout of his caliber could command anywhere from $25 million to $30 million per season.

One source told Fowler they would do “everything possible” to keep Adams long-term regardless of whether Rodgers or Jordan Love is the starting quarterback moving forward.

Adams is set to enter the final year of his contract in 2021, and he is due for a big raise from the $12.25 million in base salary he is scheduled to earn.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported in April that Rodgers informed some

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